Physiotherapy in Edinburgh

At Active Health Edinburgh Ltd, we offer you a dynamic and holistic approach to your treatment which is focused and individual to you. Physiotherapy is a science-based health care profession which improves, maintains and restores your well-being. It aims to use physical approaches to reduce pain and aid repair of damaged tissues by promoting the body’s own healing mechanisms.

You can benefit from physiotherapy at any point in your life

Research has shown that early physiotherapy can help treat and manage a wide range of injuries and conditions such as back and neck pain (including whiplash), muscle injuries, joint injuries and arthritis, sports injuries, repetitive strain injuries, headaches, jaw pain and nerve pain. Physios treat all members of the population from young to old and from sedentary office workers to elite sports people. You can benefit from physiotherapy at any point in your life. The goal of physiotherapy is to restore your maximum function by reducing pain and stiffness and improving the way you move to help you get back to your normal activities as quickly as possible.

When you come for an assessment at Active Health, one of our friendly and professional physiotherapists will perform a comprehensive initial assessment.
Sporty woman receiving Sport Massage
The first appointment will take a bit longer as we need enough time for you to describe your problem or injury and how it affects you. The physiotherapist will also ask you to perform a few movements while observing you and they will most likely perform some special tests so they can work out what is causing your pain. These discussions, tests and treatments are all performed in one of our private physiotherapy rooms in our Edinburgh clinic. Once a diagnosis has been established and discussed with you, an individualised treatment plan is made and planned with you on how best to resolve your pain or injury. At the heart of our approach is your involvement in your own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in your treatment.

Our physiotherapists will typically use manual therapy or a physical ‘hands on’ approach to your treatment. This may include joint or nerve mobilisations, muscle energy techniques, massage and trigger point therapy, taping alongside other modalities such as electrotherapy (ultrasound and interferential) and acupuncture or dry needling may also be used to achieve the best treatment results. The treatments may be varied as the physiotherapist will continually assess and adapt their treatment plan depending on your body’s response to the treatment. Exercises will be an important part of your treatment. These exercises are given for continued treatment at home and to prevent further injury to the affected site but may also include exercises which may help other areas of weakness that may have been identified by your physio. The physiotherapist may also suggest changes to posture, habits or techniques which may be contributing to your problem. This advice and education, alongside the home exercise programme, will help prevent a re-occurrence of the problem and potentially prevent other future injuries.
You don’t need a doctor’s referral to come along to physiotherapy, however, if you are planning to claim physiotherapy through your private healthcare provider, we do suggest that you contact them to discuss their requirements before booking in for physiotherapy. Our physiotherapists are registered with various Health Insurance providers such as Bupa, AXA-PPP, WPA, Cigna etc.

 Our skilled physiotherapists, who are all registered with the Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC) and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), look forward to welcoming you to Active Health.

Treatment Prices

Physio Initialup to 50 mins£70
Physio Initial (complex or more than 1 problem area)up to 65 mins£80
Standard Physio follow up30-35 mins£55
Extended Physio follow up45-50 mins£67
Complex Physio follow up60-65 mins£77
Shockwave is an additional £20 added to Physio appointment-£20